Monday, March 26, 2012

Jindabyne Win 2012 Premiership

Cooma Monaro Express 27/3/12

Jindabyne Cricket Club claimed their first A grade premiership title on the weekend romping to a 133 run win against Coffey’s Cricket Club. The win caps off a stellar season for Jindabyne who took out the minor premiership of the Monaro District Cricket Association competition.

Jindabyne went into the grand final against Coffey’s at Rotary Oval on Saturday as favourites and did not disappoint. Coffey’s won the toss and sent Jindabyne in to bat first on a good wicket and set a very competitive total of 200 runs. Luke Hayes and Steggles Fitzgerald started slowly for Jindy in the face of some tight bowling from Sommerville who stuck to a tight line and extracted impressive movement off the deck and through the air.

Coffey’s bowler Hayden was the first to break through removing Fitzgerald for eight in the fifth over. Hayes was the next to go off the bowling of Sommerville for seven followed by Shortland who was out on a duck leaving Jindy struggling at three for 37. Dunn fell soon after on 22 having played a lone hand in the top order. Mick Bottom then set about resurrecting a precariously placed Jindy innings.

Joined at the crease by Lowe (8), the pair put on 37 for the fifth wicket before Lowe fell in the 22nd over. Oliver then joined Bottom and with some big hitting put on 55 runs in eight overs before being bowled for 40.

Bottom continued to bat well and with excellent support from Williamson who put on 29 took the score to 166 before being caught for an excellent innings of 59. Williamson continued to bat well and with support from O’Brien and Hind saw the overs out, taking the total to 200.

Coffey’s started slowly with Hind causing both openers a lot of trouble but it was Oliver who made the initial breakthrough removing Moon to a sharp catch by Lowe. Hind then removed Fitzgerald next over for a duck.

Coffey’s were two for 11 after eight overs. Sommerville joined Nicholls at the crease and the two hung in for five overs before Akkersdyk was brought into the attack. With some excellent swing bowling he tore through the batting taking five for 26 off eight overs in his best spell of the season. Waller took three for 19 cleaning up the tail to have Coffey’s all out for 67.

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